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9
September
2016

Gunlom Falls – Exploring Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory is highly regarded for having some of the country’s best and most beautiful waterfalls and natural features. Gunlom Falls is among these and has become a destination that is surrounded by its reputation of being one of the park’s most stunning waterfalls. Gunlom Falls, also known as waterfall creek, is known primarily for its marvellous pools, both at the foot of the falls and at the top, bringing a fun and exciting element to this fantastic attraction. After arriving in the Gunlom carpark you will have an easy walk ahead of you that […]

   
  
23
August
2016

Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre – Displaying Australia’s rich heritage

Australia’s aboriginal people have a rich culture and heritage that enthrals people from around the world, and while many of the country’s ancient tribes have disappeared, the Kunwinjku people of upper Northern Territory still remain. East of Darwin, near the Kakadu National Park lies the Kunwunjku community of Oenpelli, which acts as a gateway to the vast indigenous lands that spread out beyond it. A private visit to these lands requires a permit that must be approved by the Northern Lands Council in Jabiru and can take up to 4 weeks to process, group tours, on the other hand, are […]

   
  
9
August
2016

Explore Kakadu National Park

At the very Northern tip of Australia lies the beautiful Kakadu National Park, home to secluded waterfalls and well-equipped campgrounds that are scattered across this incredible terrain. Proudly displaying the natural beauty of Australia’s Northern Territory, this 20 000 km² National Park is a great place for all who are looking to get in touch with nature. Though this park offers many incredible sights, one of the most awe-inspiring of them all is the Jim Jim Falls, these magnificent falls cascade down from a height of 150m and thunder into the plunge pool below. The well-kept Garanammar campgrounds provide the […]

   
  
25
May
2016

Hunting For History at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Located just 1km (or a 15-minute walk) from the Cooinda resort in Kakadu, the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a must-visit for anyone looking to learn more about the history and heritage of the region. Set amongst spectacular natural scenery that includes native plants, trees, and animals, the centre forms a hub of Aboriginal activity, where you can discover ancient rituals and spiritual stories in a beautiful setting. Inside, the collection of displays illustrate a number of important stories that the surrounding Aboriginal people have chosen to exhibit and share with visitors. As well as personal histories and age-old artefacts, […]

   
  
29
April
2016

The Magic of Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)

The Kakadu National Park is one of Australia’s best-loved natural hotspots. Sprawling out for miles and miles in every direction, it encompasses a whole range of different landscapes, from lush forests to wetlands, pools, waterfalls, and picturesque walking routes. Deep inside the Kakadu National Park, you’ll find Maguk, one of the only waterfalls in the park that still continues to flow even when there is no rain. However, if you decide to visit at the end of the dry season, the flow will be much weaker than throughout the rest of the year, particularly during the height of the wet […]

   
  
15
April
2016

How to Explore the Ancient Art at Ubirr Rock

Ubirr Rock can be found in the North-East section of Kakadu, near the Alligator River. Here, the land encompasses three different habitats, giving it a diverse selection of wildlife and an impressive array of scenery to soak up. But the region is best known for its ancient collection of rock art, which stems back thousands and thousands of years. When exploring the area, you’ll get to experience some of the most detailed rock art paintings in the country and learn more about the people who made them. The Rock Art at Ubirr There are three main galleries of rock art […]

   
  
1
April
2016

Quick Facts About Saltwater Crocodiles

The Saltwater Crocodile in Australia’s Northern Territory is the largest reptile in the world, and has remained one of the deadliest predators for more than 100 million years. Found across the wetlands and areas in north Australia, including Kakadu, Broome, and the top end of the Northern Territory, these magnificent beasts can reach a whopping 7m in length, though most adult males come in at around 5m. There are thought to be around 200,000 Saltwater Crocodiles in Australia, with the most found in the areas surrounding Darwin and the Mary River. Over the years, they have been hunted for their […]

   
  
18
March
2016

The Impressive Rock Art at Nourlangie

Kakadu National Park in Northern Australia is a hub of history and nature. Sprawling out in a flurry of greenery, ancient walkways, and incredible views, it is best known for its collection of rock art, which spans back 20,000 years or more. Throughout the park, there is the opportunity to get up close and personal with centuries-old creative works that are etched on crumbling shelters and soaring rock formations. They each document a different story or era in Aboriginal life, showcasing the evolution of humans and the world around them. Not only that, but they are thought to be one […]

   
  
29
February
2016

Kick Back and Relax at Buley Rockholes

About an hour and a half outside of Darwin, the Litchfield National Park harbours one of the best swimming spots in the Northern Territory. Buley Rockholes are a firm favourite for both locals and tourists thanks to the collection of cascading rock pools. When the weather is nice, people pack up their cars and head to the rocks to kick back, relax, and soak up the sunshine. It certainly helps that the surrounding scenery is just as picturesque, with lush forests, mesmerising waterfalls, and charming hiking routes. There is a selection of deep plunge pools perfect for swimming and splashing […]

   
  
18
February
2016

Kakadu National Park

Covering around 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is a living, breathing reminder of the region’s Aboriginal past. Many of the customs and traditions of Kakadu’s history are preserved through centuries-old rock art and an ancient landscape that’s both breath-taking and fascinating. Boasting a spectacular selection of wildlife, including native tree, plant, and animal species, and clutching an array of unique scenes, Kakadu National Park is ideal for travellers on the hunt for a hike, or just looking to gape at some of Australia’s best-loved landscapes. Within the confines of the park, visitors can cruise down billabongs, get up close […]

   
  
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